Posts Tagged 'whale watching'

San Diego Yacht Charter For the Holidays

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San Diego Yacht Charter For the Holidays

Make your holidays extra special this year with a private yacht charter in San Diego’s incredible waterways. Gather your friends and family for a memorable day at sea aboard a luxury yacht and celebrate the holiday season in style. There are many options available to create your own customized event and make a boating adventure that both you and your guests will remember for a lifetime!

Thanksgiving Yacht Charter

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San Diego Yacht Charters

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San Diego Yacht Charters

There is no shortage of work and play opportunities in the coastal community of San Diego County, and if you have not been aboard a boat or a large yacht around the bay yet, San Diego yacht charters are the best way to take it all in. The use of a San Diego yacht charter can be for business, as in hosting a meeting, project planning or for pleasure as in for sightseeing, a birthday party, or especially ...

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Father’s Day Yacht Charter

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Father’s Day Yacht Charter

Why not get a Father’s Day Yacht Charter?  Father’s can be quite mysterious illusive creatures.  Sometimes routinely predictable, they never drop hints like mother’s do.  Coming up with a gift for him on holidays such as birthdays and Father’s Day, we are often left scratching our own heads with the same lost look Dad has when you ask him when his anniversary is.  Sure we can poke around the garage, probe with questions about recent interests, but often he ...

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San Diego Statistics

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San Diego Statistics

San Diego Statistics are very Interesting

San Diego is California’s second largest city with a population of 1.3 million in the city proper, and almost 3 million residents throughout the county.  It is the eighth largest city in the United States and the county encompasses 18 incorporated cities.  The dense population of such a vast area speaks loudly for the city’s beauty, charm, and resilient energy.  The shear magnetism of the city acts as indisputable proof that the city ...

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Impact on Whales – Humans are to Blame

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Impact on Whales – Humans are to Blame

Enviromental Impact on Whales

It’s difficult to separate the environmental impact on whales without mentioning that humans are at the root cause.  Harmful toxins have affected every square mile of the earth’s oceans, and the implications are the same for both sea creatures and humans alike. Human activities, such as over-fishing, global warming and greenhouse gases, are affecting the world in ways we can’t imagine. It’s estimated that 40 percent of the earth’s marine ecosystems are ...

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Shore Whaling in San Diego at Ballast Point

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Shore Whaling in San Diego at Ballast Point

Ballast Point Beginning

Mariners, South Pacific bound, first visited San Diego in the 1820s and the gray whales became in danger, shore whaling begins. Two Portuguese-American brothers arrived in San Diego in 1857. One year later, Captain Packard and his brother set up shore-whaling operations at Ballast Point. They were joined by Africans, Irish, Spaniards, Mexicans and Englishmen. Ballas Point quickly became a major whaling hub with additional camps stationed in Baja California.

It’s rumored that Captain Packard and his ...

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San Diego Whale Watching and Migration

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San Diego Whale Watching and Migration

The Long Migration

Beginning in the early winter there is great whale watching and the event continues through April as over 18,000 gray whales will make a 10,000 plus mile trek from Alaska to the lagoons of Baja Mexico. There, in the warmer waters of Baja, thousands of gray whale females will give birth. After several months the young whales will grow strong and the spring journey, back to Alaska, will begin. It is a migrating cycle that ...

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San Diego Blue Whales in Abundance

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San Diego Blue Whales in Abundance

The Blue Whales are Here

Blue Whales are in abundance off of San Diego’s shoreline.  On occasions, the surreal giants can be seen closer to shore, but often they are in deeper water off the Coronado Islands or the Nine Mile Bank.  Blue Whales can be 70 to 100 feet in length, weigh over 100 tons (which means that the tongue of a Blue Whale can alone weigh as much as 2.7 tons!), and have a distinctly blue color.  ...

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San Diego Whale Watching Season

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San Diego whale watching season is upon us again.  Each year thousands of California Gray Whales make the long trek from their feeding grounds in the nutrient rich arctic waters to calving grounds in Baja, Mexico.  San Diego Whale Watching is great fun as well as something that attracts many tourists.

San Diego Whale Watching Stats

The whales can reach a length of 52ft, a weight of 36 tons and an age of 60 years.  The California Gray Whale ...

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Whale Watching – Pod Spotted – Five Whales

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Although whale watching we had to go out quite a ways to find them, we successfully spotted a pod of five whales! It was pretty amazing to see five at one time. The best part was that they were sort of just hanging around playing, basically circling for quite a while.  Most times when out on a whale watching charter the whales are intend on continuing on their journey south.

The whales were almost performing for us as ...

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